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Illinois Scientists Open Supercomputer Center

January 19, 1986|Associated Press

URBANA, Ill. — Scientists will use one of the world's fastest computers to study everything from tornadoes to traffic at a new supercomputer center opened here last week. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, uses an $11-million Cray X-MP computer, which contains 393,000 computer chips and can operate about 10,000 times faster than an ordinary personal computer.

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